Kingston General Hospital – Watkins Wing
76 Stuart Street, Kingston ON
November 2014 – June 2015

FSA manages the roof assets for the Kingston General Hospital (KGH). The hospital campus consists of a number of historical landmark buildings built between 1833 and 1924. Modern buildings have been added over the years to expand the hospital services.

One of the priorities in 2014 was the replacement of some roof areas on the Watkins Wing, one of KGH’s landmark buildings. The existing system consisted of BUR and slate with copper flashings. The vintage slates needed to be carefully removed, numbered, and saved for reuse. They were then reinstalled in their original locations after the new roof membrane installation was completed. The dormer’s deteriorated copper mouldings and flashings were replaced with new profiles to rejuvenate the old charm of Watkins.

As part of this project, FSA also commissioned the re-installation of life safety anchors on the roof and walls.

FSA’s Role

FSA was the prime consultant for the roof replacement program, and designed and administered the contract for this project.